Life Care's Puyallup and South Hill Facilities

CNA Training

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Become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) through our free training program.

Class Schedule

The CNA Certification Class is a 183-hour class.

This class consists of 57 hours of classroom time, 70 hours skills work, and 56 hours of instruction in a clinical setting.

A new class begins every other month!

Training Structure

We offer a 6 and a half week CNA training program that includes classes & 7 days of clinicals.

Please email for start dates and times.

Program Costs

CNA Training Program - FREE

Price Includes: Classroom instruction, textbook for use during class, clinical exam, CPR Certification, and state CNA exam preparation.

Additional Fees

  • $65 NAR paid to the state on the 2nd day of class
  • $65 NAC paid to the state on the last day of class
  • State exam testing fee: $110 paid directly to testing center at the Washington Nursing Assistant Registry (for questions on the state exam, please visit Washington Department of Health).
  • You will need athletic-style comfortable shoes for clinicals and scrubs (any color and style).

How to Register

Click the button below to complete an interest form. We will contact you with an application and the next "Interest Fair" and class date.

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Life Care Center of Puyallup

  • Phone: (253) 845-7566
  • Address: 511 10th Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA 98372

Life Care Center of South Hill

  • Phone: (253) 841-6600
  • Address: 2508 7th St. SE, Puyallup, WA 98374

Frequently Asked Questions

CNA stands for Certified Nurse Assistant. A CNA provides hands-on care to patients in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Act, adopted by congress in 1987, defined the training and evaluation standards for nursing assistants.

All students must pass a state background check and drug test prior to admission into the class. We anticipate hiring our students upon successful completion of the program.

Yes, we are accredited by the State of Washington Department of Health.

You will be studying necessary material to pass the written and the skills portions of the state CNA exam. You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high-quality care to your patients.

Information will be provided to you during the class on the different testing sites in Washington. For more information on the state exam, please visit

You must be 18 years of age by the first day of class. This is also the minimum age of employment at Life Care Center of Puyallup and South Hill.

Yes, annually you must send in a license-renewal form to the state. As long as you work 200 hours in a two-year period, you will not have to pay for any further training.

We do not guarantee employment at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Life Care Center of South Hill or any other facility upon completion of the course. However, we expect to hire students who complete the program and pass the state exam.

Contact us today to discuss any questions you may have.
(253) 845-7566
Address: 511 10th Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA 98372